The scourge of cancer is far too familiar for many, whether they have battled it themselves or witnessed a loved one do so. It can be one of life's most difficult, draining experiences. But with despair comes the opportunity for hope.
Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society's biggest fundraiser, with events spanning thousands of communities in 27 countries. Marcie Owens is the event chair for the Williamsburg relay.
"There's so many more survivors than there were in the past," she said. "All of this goes toward that."
Owens became involved with Relay for Life after her father's struggle with lung cancer in December 2014. He was diagnosed and...